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Community Discusses Nashville Mass Transit System

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by Marcus Washington

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A community meeting was held Saturday regarding the proposed Bus Rapid Transit system in Nashville called AMP.

Residents in the area where the mass transit system would pass through gathered at The Belle Meade Methodist Church's fellowship hall to share their concerns with city officials.

Projections show that by 2035 nearly one million people will make Nashville home, and city officials say the AMP system would help alleviate the traffic that is to come.

Lanes designated for AMP would start at St. Thomas Hospital just northwest of Cherokee Road and extend 7.1 miles to Five Points in East Nashville down West End Avenue. Along the way there would be 16 planned stops.

Residents in the affected area said taking two lanes from an already congested area is going to make traffic worse in that corridor.

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